I've recently begun to hesitantly test the waters of the mystery genre. Some I've liked. Some have grossed me out. It's been a delicate process, but I think I may have found another genre to collect. (Yes, that sigh you heard was Cody.)
I don't yet have favorite mystery authors or books, but I do have a few thoughts about them. First, in novels where the heroine (they've all been heroines so far) is not in a murder-related field (FBI, detective, cop, etc.) yet still manages to keep stumbling across body after body throughout the series, when do the rest of the cast of characters begin to suspect her. I mean, does it become a running joke that the heroine is a dead-body magnet?
Second, I would LOVE to see a novel written with several of these body-magnet heroines in it. Imagine how many murdered people they'd come across! Just the thought gives me the giggles (though that sounds wrong, since I'm talking about murders). Of course, they'd also run across a gaggle of chiseled-jaw, fierce-eyed detectives, all with muscles to rival a cage fighter's. Hum, I see the potential there...maybe a miniseries on TV. Or a regular TV show. The Gaggle of Gorgeous Guys vs. the Dead-Attracting Heroines. Or some, much better, title. Hum, I might have a new book in the works. Now all I need is a good mystery-writer pseudonym. Any suggestions?